Question Which would you choose?

Feb 27, 2020
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So I'm choosing between these two...

Intel core i7 4790
2 x 8gb 1600mhz ram
Sapphire rx 580 nitro+ (over 5% better than the gtx 1060 6gb)
Crucial 240gb ssd (5x speed of a hdd)
1tb hdd
500w psu
Loop tempered glass case with 5 x rgb fans and a led strip (controllable with case buttons)
Ddr3 ram
Windows 10


CPU: 2.8 GHz Intel Core i5-8400 6-Core Maximum Boost Speed
4.0 GHz
Motherboard: Intel Z370
RAM: 16gb 2x8 Corsair
GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 with 6 GB GDDR5 VRAM
OS Drive: 1tb HDD
Storage: 1tb HDD
PSU: 500W 80+ Bronze rated
Case: Original Alienware Case with Custom Colour AlienFX Lighting
WIFI - Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac)
Bluetooth - 4.1
Ddr4 ram

I don't have too much idea beyond basic knowledge here so help would be appreciated.
 
Feb 27, 2020
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So I'm choosing between these two...

Intel core i7 4790
2 x 8gb 1600mhz ram
Sapphire rx 580 nitro+ (over 5% better than the gtx 1060 6gb)
Crucial 240gb ssd (5x speed of a hdd)
1tb hdd
500w psu
Loop tempered glass case with 5 x rgb fans and a led strip (controllable with case buttons)
Ddr3 ram
Windows 10


CPU: 2.8 GHz Intel Core i5-8400 6-Core Maximum Boost Speed
4.0 GHz
Motherboard: Intel Z370
RAM: 16gb 2x8 Corsair
GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 with 6 GB GDDR5 VRAM
OS Drive: 1tb HDD
Storage: 1tb HDD
PSU: 500W 80+ Bronze rated
Case: Original Alienware Case with Custom Colour AlienFX Lighting
WIFI - Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac)
Bluetooth - 4.1
Ddr4 ram

I don't have too much idea beyond basic knowledge here so help would be appreciated.
 
Feb 27, 2020
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I have a Sapphire Radeon RX570 I can put in if needed (after research... I don't know too much about GPUs)

My instinct is the Alienware one despite the worse processor...

But yeah, thoughts would help hugely
 
So I'm choosing between these two...

Intel core i7 4790
2 x 8gb 1600mhz ram
Sapphire rx 580 nitro+ (over 5% better than the gtx 1060 6gb)
Crucial 240gb ssd (5x speed of a hdd)
1tb hdd
500w psu
Loop tempered glass case with 5 x rgb fans and a led strip (controllable with case buttons)
Ddr3 ram
Windows 10


CPU: 2.8 GHz Intel Core i5-8400 6-Core Maximum Boost Speed
4.0 GHz
Motherboard: Intel Z370
RAM: 16gb 2x8 Corsair
GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 with 6 GB GDDR5 VRAM
OS Drive: 1tb HDD
Storage: 1tb HDD
PSU: 500W 80+ Bronze rated
Case: Original Alienware Case with Custom Colour AlienFX Lighting
WIFI - Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac)
Bluetooth - 4.1
Ddr4 ram

I don't have too much idea beyond basic knowledge here so help would be appreciated.
The second machine is better overall as it's an up to date platform and that i5-8400 is a better bet for gaming than a 4th gen i7.

It's true that the rx580 is slightly better than a 1060 6gb but honestly the gap isn't big enough to make a meaningful difference in games (you won't be able to play on higher settings on the 580 for example).

The only downside to the second machine is it's using HDD drives- however SSD drives are cheap so you could easily add that at a later date.
 
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I have a Sapphire Radeon RX570 I can put in if needed (after research... I don't know too much about GPUs)

My instinct is the Alienware one despite the worse processor...

But yeah, thoughts would help hugely
Second one is much newer with a prospect to upgrade. It's GPU is a tad better than your Rx 570 so you should keep it. Also has DDR4 memory. All together much better.
 

Oussebon

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Just putting this out there, you could build a new system and slot your RX 570 in there for similar or less cash.

Advantages being - better CPU, more futureproof platform (option of a CPU upgrade as well as the better CPU) and a warranty on the parts unlike 2nd hand where there's 0 warranty.

Your RX 570 is not far off either the RX 580 or GTX 1060 in performance.

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor (£147.98 @ Aria PC)
Motherboard: ASRock B450M-HDV R4.0 Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard (£52.58 @ Amazon UK)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory (£73.94 @ Amazon UK)
Case: Fractal Design Focus G ATX Mid Tower Case (£52.35 @ CCL Computers)
Power Supply: Corsair TXM Gold 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply (£60.97 @ Laptops Direct)
Total: £387.82
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-02-27 18:10 GMT+0000


Plus storage to taste.
 
Feb 27, 2020
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Just putting this out there, you could build a new system and slot your RX 570 in there for similar or less cash.

Advantages being - better CPU, more futureproof platform (option of a CPU upgrade as well as the better CPU) and a warranty on the parts unlike 2nd hand where there's 0 warranty.

Your RX 570 is not far off either the RX 580 or GTX 1060 in performance.

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor (£147.98 @ Aria PC)
Motherboard: ASRock B450M-HDV R4.0 Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard (£52.58 @ Amazon UK)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory (£73.94 @ Amazon UK)
Case: Fractal Design Focus G ATX Mid Tower Case (£52.35 @ CCL Computers)
Power Supply: Corsair TXM Gold 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply (£60.97 @ Laptops Direct)
Total: £387.82
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-02-27 18:10 GMT+0000


Plus storage to taste.
That is a fair idea. Where would storage fit into that? Sorry for my ignorance heh...
 

Oussebon

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You can just edit the part list and it will offer compatible storage options e.g.

PCPartPicker Part List

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3600 3.6 GHz 6-Core Processor (£147.98 @ Aria PC)
Motherboard: ASRock B450M-HDV R4.0 Micro ATX AM4 Motherboard (£52.58 @ Amazon UK)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-3200 Memory (£73.94 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Western Digital Blue 500 GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive (£52.95 @ Amazon UK)
Case: Fractal Design Focus G ATX Mid Tower Case (£52.35 @ CCL Computers)
Power Supply: Corsair TXM Gold 550 W 80+ Gold Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply (£60.97 @ Amazon UK)
Total: £440.77
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-02-27 19:03 GMT+0000


As for where it goes, in the case of the SSD above it plugs into the M.2 slot on the motherboard and is secured with 1 screw. Other storage goes into the 3.5 and 2.5" bays in the case.
 
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